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Raiders bow out

By johnboy 19 September 2010 18

[First filed: Sep 18, 2010 @ 10:47]

Foxsports brings word of the Raiders’ gripping 24-26 loss to the Wests Tigers, ending their finals run.

The season really ended when Campese was stretchered off in the middle of the second half though.

There’s a lot of promise for next year!


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2604 10:35 pm 19 Sep 10

Brindabella said :

2604 said :

I feel very sorry for Jarrod Croker. That kick – 10 metres in from the left-hand touch line and 30 metres out – was a very difficult one for a left-footed kicker to strike, and wouldn’t have been one that any goalkicker would practise.

Ha! Bollocks. Getting paid as much as he does to play football, and that being his only job, this should have been day-in-day-out stuff.

No excuses.

Yes, because all goalkickers kick at 100%, always.

Show some class FFS.

Tooks 5:00 pm 19 Sep 10

Brindabella said :

2604 said :

I feel very sorry for Jarrod Croker. That kick – 10 metres in from the left-hand touch line and 30 metres out – was a very difficult one for a left-footed kicker to strike, and wouldn’t have been one that any goalkicker would practise.

Ha! Bollocks. Getting paid as much as he does to play football, and that being his only job, this should have been day-in-day-out stuff.

No excuses.

He’s what – 19 years old? Biggest game of his life; record crowd; knowing if he misses the fairly difficult kick, the season is over…I think he can be forgiven. I’m sure his coach and team mates are looking back at a couple of soft tries they let in earlier in the game, rather than focusing on a kick they never should’ve been in a position to be relying on.

Compare that to Luke Burt a few weeks ago. Easy kick (almost in front), season on the line, experienced first grade goal kicker. Missed. It happens.

I’m not a Raiders fan (I support them when my team is knocked out though), but I like the way they play and I think they’ll be a lot better next year.

Brindabella 2:33 pm 19 Sep 10

2604 said :

I feel very sorry for Jarrod Croker. That kick – 10 metres in from the left-hand touch line and 30 metres out – was a very difficult one for a left-footed kicker to strike, and wouldn’t have been one that any goalkicker would practise.

Ha! Bollocks. Getting paid as much as he does to play football, and that being his only job, this should have been day-in-day-out stuff.

No excuses.

Tooks 1:47 pm 19 Sep 10

Frustrated said :

Who cares about the Raiders and RL.

Should never have allowed all the numbskulls from country NSW and Sydney/Qld to infiltrate the ACT many years ago.

Who cares? Probably Raiders fans I’d imagine. Who cares about Rugby League? Probably Rugby League fans. Hope that answers your questions.

Frustrated 12:36 pm 19 Sep 10

Who cares about the Raiders and RL.

Should never have allowed all the numbskulls from country NSW and Sydney/Qld to infiltrate the ACT many years ago.

Roadrage77 9:36 am 19 Sep 10

Jarrod Choker

BerraBoy68 6:50 pm 18 Sep 10

I’m not normally a league fan but I was taking an interest in the Raiders fortunes. The whole family sat down last night to watch the game and even my kids were shouting for the Raiders. Great effort fella’s and good luck next season!

Kerryhemsley 6:45 pm 18 Sep 10

A good young side that will only get better in 2011. Would benefit from another ball player in the side besides Campo. When he went off last night McRone and Dugan struggled to replicate his organising skills.

A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster 5:51 pm 18 Sep 10

Time to put away the Raiders jersey for another 20 years.

junkett 5:49 pm 18 Sep 10

Good effort boys. Keep the focus on playing as a great TEAM next year, and you’ll do even better!

Jethro 4:29 pm 18 Sep 10

I enjoyed my ride on the bandwagon.

Rawhide Kid Part3 3:00 pm 18 Sep 10

Still a very good match anyway.

Skidd Marx 12:40 pm 18 Sep 10

He had a Barry Croker.

Thumper 12:06 pm 18 Sep 10

Poor ball handling was the reason they lost, not Campese’s injury or Croker’s unbelievable miss.

Having said that the future really looks bright!

sb14 11:31 am 18 Sep 10

Thanks for a great year boys.

Hold your head up Croks, we wouldn’t have been playing last night if not for your kicking.

This is a young and exciting team with its best years ahead of them.

2604 11:29 am 18 Sep 10

Given the two-point margin, it would be easy to blame the loss on that penalty which Bryce Gibbs milked and which led to the Tigers’ penalty goal. However, our poor handling in the first half was also a big factor. Campo’s injury was also a massive blow, of course – it was amazing that he had the presence of mind to offload the ball (eventually leading to Tonguey’s try), what instincts!

I feel very sorry for Jarrod Croker. That kick – 10 metres in from the left-hand touch line and 30 metres out – was a very difficult one for a left-footed kicker to strike, and wouldn’t have been one that any goalkicker would practise. VG is right, we would never have made it as far had it not been for Croker’s excellent goalkicking through the season and last week.

I hope that all people who were there last night who aren’t regulars had a good time, despite the result. It’s cold comfort at this stage, but in the long-run the boys will take a lot out of the loss and be stronger for it. Bring on 2011!

vg 11:12 am 18 Sep 10

With Croker’s successful kicking % this year I can excuse him the miss. A crucial one but hey, let it go.

Next year is looking very good. Fortress Bruce might be back

chewy14 10:50 am 18 Sep 10

Do’h.
So close, how did Croker miss?

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